It was SO cold so we went inside to the playroom for a while...
They have a beautiful HUGE oak tree with a swing...Connor couldn't get enough of it!
Emma Kate loved watching all of the excitement!!
And of course the yearly Thanksgiving Family Photo...complete with Emma Kate this year, but without Libby (she had Thanksgiving dinner @ Bunga and Papa's house with Allie and Bailey.)
The time came that we had to figure out how we were going to get Emma Kate her afternoon nap...let's take a walk!
She may or may not be sleepy!
We met some friends along the way.
That was right before Connor had a complete meltdown. Usually about this time of day he has an hour of quiet time in his room. He clearly needed this today! At least the meltdown occurred out on our walk and not back at the house. So he and I walked back to the house to have a little quiet/punishment in the van while Jeff and Emma finished their walk. It didn't take long before Connor had a "change of heart."
Surprise! We have naptime! My husband is awesome!
While Emma slept and the boys were busy, a few of us "young adults" took a short trip up to the new casino. Nick, Becki, Jeff, and I hadn't seen it yet, and of course we had to check it out. As remote as Uncle Chuck and Aunt Linda's house is, a few years ago, sadly, a casino was built in clear vision from their house. There is no access to it from their neighborhood, however you look out from their front yard toward the sky...and there it is...this big gray building.
We drove over, hit the bar for a drink, and Nick and I played a couple of hands of BlackJack. Oh, it was a good Thanksgiving!!!
We got back to find that Connor and Cale had become great friends with their 2nd cousins!
They had brought their little quad over to the house...
Time for rides with Uncle Nick!